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World's Fastest backhoe – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Drag racing and construction vehicles do not typically mix well. Unless someone is trying to quit their job in dramatic fashion, heavy equipment is confined to slow speeds and hard labor. The JCB GT backhoe chooses to disagree. Thanks to a 1,300 horsepower engine, this drag racing backhoe (one of the weirdest phrases ever typed) rips away from the tree and down the line. Perhaps they were inspired by videos of wheel-standing loaders and drifting semi trucks?

The folks at JCB are no strangers to speed. A few years ago, their diesel-powered salt flats racer hit 350 miles per hour and at one point they expressed interest in purchasing Jaguar. We'd love to see how driving the Dieselmax compares to handling the JCB GT. We'd wager the backhoe is scarier to drive...

See the JCB GT in action after the jump.
[Source: Streetfire via CarDomain]
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Those JCBs are amazing. You really need to see their display team......construction site gymnastics!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ridiculous and hilarious
      • 4 Years Ago
      Haha awesome! God bless America!
      • 4 Years Ago
      vtec just kicked in y0
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was truly Epic!

      Now lets see what this guy can do with a tunnel boring machine.... We can get to China in NO-time.... ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      drag racing backhoe....

      sounds like something i would expect to see on the corner of the strip in vegas
      • 4 Years Ago
      With all that power it's still slow...
        • 4 Years Ago
        If the backhoe portions still operate, it's going to be incredibly heavy. If the arms do still work, it's impressive. Pointless, but impressive.